Within America’s borders certain sorts hate the Flag of the Confederacy and others love it. Both groups, however, seem to have little true understanding of it or its symbolism. Instead, they project their own feelings upon it.
Liberals, Progressives, and the ever-angry Blacks claim the Flag of the Confederacy is about nothing but hate and racism. Southerners claim it’s all about history and heritage. Insofar as I can see – and I’m a born and raised Southerner – both groups fail to truly understand. The Flag of the Confederacy of the Confederacy is called the Rebel Flag for a reason.
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There truly is a direct equivalency between the Confederate Flag, the Republic of Ireland’s flag, and the flag of the Palestinians. All are “rebel flags” and all represent people and forces that engaged in violent rebellion, though, fortunately for Americans, only the last two can be truly linked to ongoing terrorism and insurrection.
Remember, “The South Shall Rise Again” are not merely empty words anymore than “Sinn Féin,” or “Palestine!” are merely empty words. Those words are the motto, mantra, and promise of people’s who want to determine for themselves how live and govern the lands that they claim as being their own.